Omphemetse Mooki SC
Omphemetse Mooki SC
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Omphemetse Mooki SC

Omphemetse was called to the Bar in December 2003. He obtained the degree of Bachelor of Science in Immunology and Microbiology from Stanford University, where he studied on a University Scholarship. He then obtained the degree of Master of Science in Physiology from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Omphemetse then read law at the University of Cape Town, where he obtained the degree of Bachelor of Laws.

Omphemetse previously practised law as a commercial attorney with the international law firm of White & Case LLP. He also worked as a Senior Legal Advisor for one of the major local banks.

Omphemetse appears in the Competition Tribunal, the Competition Appeal Court, the High Court, the Labour Court, the Labour Appeal Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court.

Omphemetse’s main practice is in commercial law (namely general commercial law and competition law), public law (namely constitutional and administrative law) and labour law. He has served as an acting judge in the Labour Court on a number of occassions.

Some of the more prominent or reported cases in which he has appeared include:

• Van der Merwe v Road Accident Fund and Another 2006 (4) SA 230 (CC)

• Minister of Defence and Military Veterans v Motau and Others 2014 (5) SA 69 (CC)

• Passenger Rail Authority of South Africa v CCMA and Others (JR2399/12) (2014) 35 ILJ 1609 (LC)

• Laskarides and Another v German Tyre Centre (Pty) Ltd (in liquidation) and Others NNO 2010 (1) SA 390 (W)

• Competition Commission of South Africa v Gralio (Pty) Ltd [2011] ZACAC 7 (20 October 2011)

• Omnia Fertilizer Ltd v Competition Commission; Competition Commission of South Africa v Sasol Chemical Industries (Pty) Ltd and Others [2008] ZACT 45 (20 June 2008)

• Metlika Trading Ltd and Others v Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service [2004] 4 All SA 410 (SCA)

Omphemetse has a number of published works, including works on competition law and on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. His works are published in various journals, including The South African Journal on Human Rights and the South African Yearbook of International Law.

He is a sometime member of the Professional Committee of the Johannesburg Bar Council. He is involved in the affairs of the Bar Council on an ad hoc basis, including being called upon to assist with the pupillage program.